As the August issue of egov reaches you we will be only a few weeks away from the 5th edition of India’s Largest and most respected ICT event – eIndia. We at egov are very proud to present this landmark event again to you, in 5th consecutive year. Each year, we toil harder and harder to bring this event to you in more and more exciting way. This year, if ongoing economic downturn was not exciting enough, we decided to make this event more exciting moving to a new location, Hyderabad. You all have witnessed the past four editions of highly successful and enriching eIndia events in New Delhi, the seat of the central government. We had been getting requests year after year from several states of the country, which requested us to take eIndia to different parts of the county. To start with, we thought why note to start with Hyderabad, which kick started the e-Governance revolution in India a decade back. A new location and a new venue is giving us lot of new and exciting opportunities for innovation in eIndia 2009 being held on 25 – 27 August 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). HICC is recognised as perhaps the most modern and convenient convention centre in the country.Andhra Pradesh has taken giant steps in e-Governance, which many other states can only dream of even now. From e-Seva to Arogyashri, from land registration to RTl (Right to Information), from Transport department computerisation to NREGS, the success stories in the state are endless. Keeping this in mind, we have been running a focussed stories on e-Governance in Andhra Pradesh for past few issues. We are carrying forward those stories in this issues and few coming issues too. Many of these stories might be the first of its kind coverage the state with such depth and breadth for the state.
With Web 20 encompassing our lives in a big way now, we also have taken eIndia to encompass these emerging technologies. The eIndia 2009 event is being regularly promoted and updated on facebook, twiter and linkedin. We at egov firmly believe that the medium is the message. We just don’t want to spend our time in propagating Web 2.0 for the government.
We are introducing new sessions on Power Sector and Public Safety at egov track of eIndia. These are the emerging areas in ICT applications and we would like our conference to reflect the current thought process of the country. eIndia 2009 will also be unique from the angle that it will see good participation of schools, colleges, universities, health and agriculture sector, which are essential stakeholders of e-Governance in the country. I invite you all to participate in exciting Journey of e-Governance in India through eIndia. We believe that together we can make a difference I
Looking forward to meet you at Hyderabad on 25th August 2009.